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Moot Court Competitions

Penn Law student participate in numerous moot court competitions locally and across the country.

Below is a listing of several different moot court competitions by upcoming deadline. Please note, those entries with blank dates have yet to announce their next competition. For more information about upcoming moot court competitions, as well as advice for moot court competitors, see The Bench Brief.

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Upcoming Deadlines

  • Manfred Lachs Space Law Moot Court Competition

    Sponsor: International Institute of Space Law (IISL)

    Regional Dates:

    International Finals:

    March 31 - April 1, 2017

    September 26-28, 2017

    Location: New York
    Deadline: January 31, 2017 
  • Conrad B. Duberstein Moot Court Competition

    Sponsor: American Bankruptcy Institute and St. John’s University School of Law
    Dates: Saturday, March 4 - Monday, March 6, 2017

    Location:

    Jamaica, NY

     

    Deadline: February 1, 2017 
  • National Juvenile Law Moot Court Competition

    Sponsor: Whittier Law School and the Center for Children’s Rights
    Dates: The 2017 dates have not yet been announced.
    Location: Costa Mesa, CA
    Deadline: February 21, 2017 
  • Inter-American Human Rights Moot Court Competition

    Sponsor: American University Washington College of Law
    Dates: May 21- 26, 2017
    Location: Washington, DC
    Deadline: March 17, 2017 
  • Herbert Wechsler National Criminal Law Moot Court Competition

     

    Sponsor: SUNY Buffalo Law School

    Dates: Saturday, April 1, 2017

    Location: Erie County Courthouse

    Note: There is no firm deadline for the competition. Registration will close when twenty-eight (28) teams have registered.

     

     

    Deadline: April 1, 2017 
  • Lone Star Classic

    Sponsors: St. Mary’s University School of Law

    Dates:The 2017 dates have not been released

    Location: San Antonio, Texas

    Notes: The 2017 entry deadline has not been announced, but is traditionally in May.

    Deadline: May 1, 2017 
  • National Health Law Moot Court Competition

     

    Sponsor: Center for Health Law and Policy at Southern Illinois University School of Law

    Dates: The 2017 dates have not been announced.

    Location: Carbondale, Illinois

    Note: The 2017 deadline has not been announced, but is typically in June.

    Deadline: June 1, 2017 
  • Foreign Direct Investment International Moot Competition

    Sponsor: Center for International Legal Studies
    Dates: The 2017 dates have not yet been released

    Location:

    Note:

    Buenos Aires, Argentina

    The 2017 deadline to enter has not been announced, but is typically in June. 

     

    Deadline: June 1, 2017 
  • Leroy R. Hassell, Sr. National Constitutional Law Moot Court Competition

    Sponsor: Regent University School of Law
    Dates: October 14-15, 2016

    Location:

    Notes: 

    Virginia Beach, Virginia

    The 2017 entry deadline has not yet been announced, but is traditionally in August.

    Deadline: August 1, 2017 
  • American College of Bankruptcy LawMeet

    Sponsor: American College of Bankruptcy
    Dates: The 2017 dates have not yet been announced
    Location: Los Angeles
     Notes: The entry deadline has not been announced, but is usually in September
    Deadline: September 1, 2017 
  • ABA Negotiation Competition


    Sponsor:
    American Bar Association

    Deadline: The 2017 entry deadline has not yet been announced; however, it is traditionally in September

    Location: San Diego

     

    Deadline: September 1, 2017 
  • Chicago Bar Association Moot Court Competition

    Sponsor: Chicago Bar Association
    Dates:

    November 10, 11 and 12, 2016

    Location:

    Note

    Chicago, IL

    The 2017 registration deadline has not been announced, but is typically in October.

    Deadline: October 1, 2017 
  • Student Trial Advocacy Competition

    Sponsor: American Association for Justice

    Regional Dates:

    Regionals:  March 9 - 12, 2017

    Finals:  March 30 - April 2, 2017 

    Location: Regional and final locations will be announced. 
    Deadline: November 11, 2017 
  • National Cultural Heritage Law Moot Court Competition

    Sponsor: DePaul University College of Law and Lawyers’ Committee for Cultural Heritage Preservation
    Dates: February 24-25, 2017
    Location: Chicago, IL
    Deadline: November 17, 2017 
  • John J. Gibbons National Criminal Procedure Moot Court Competition

    Sponsor: Seton Hall University School of Law
    Dates: March 24-25, 2017

    Location:

    Note:

    Newark, NJ

    Electronic registration begins Monday, November 14, 2016 and continues until the competition is full.

    Deadline: December 10, 2017 
  • Evan A. Evans Constitutional Law Moot Court Competition

    Sponsor: University of Wisconsin Law School
    Dates: Friday, March 3, 2017 through Sunday, March 5, 2017
    Location: Madison, WI
    Deadline: December 23, 2017 
  • Mugel National Tax Moot Court Competition

    Sponsor: University at Buffalo Law School, SUNY
    Dates: February 25, 2017
    Location: Buffalo, NY
    Deadline: December 25, 2017 

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